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Atari 2600: Frogger


Published 1982


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Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami, and licensed for worldwide distribution by Sega/Gremlin. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one. To do this, each frog must avoid cars while crossing a busy road and navigate a river full of hazards. Skillful players may obtain some bonuses along the way. The game is regarded as a classic from the golden age of video arcade games and was noted for its novel gameplay and theme. It was also an early example of a game using more than one CPU, as it used two Z80 processors. Frogger is still popular and clones can be found on many Internet game sites. By 2005, Frogger had sold 20 million copies worldwide, including 5 million in the United States.

Like many arcade games of the period, Frogger was ported to all the major home computers and consoles of the time. Parker Brothers received the license from Sega for cartridge versions, while Sierra gained the magnetic media rights. Several platforms were capable of accepting both ROM cartridges and magnetic media, thus these systems received multiple versions of the game. Sierra also sublicensed their magnetic-media rights to developers who published for systems not normally supported by Sierra (e.g. Cornsoft published the official TRS-80, Timex Sinclair 1000 and Timex Sinclair 2068 ports); because of this, even the Atari 2600 received multiple releases: a cartridge from Parker Bros. and a cassette for the Supercharger from Starpath. The Tomy Tutor version was directly licensed from Konami themselves, although it is not clear if they developed it.


Identifier atari_2600_frogger_1982_parker_brothers_ed_english_david_lamkins_pb5300
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.8
Publicdate 2013-12-25 10:54:16
Addeddate 2013-12-25 10:54:16
Emulator a2600
Emulator_ext bin
Controller joystick
Date 1982
Year 1982
Backup_location ia905801_29

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Reviewer: SourJim42 - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2014
Subject: It's Frogger~!~
Everyone loves Frogger.

The Atari 2600 port is a fairly faithful and enjoyable version of the game.

I just don't like the game itself very much. To each his own, I guess.
Reviewer: EnglishEd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 31, 2013
Subject: Deja Vu Frogger
Cool emulation. I programmed the Atari 2600 Frogger in 1982 for Parker Brothers. It took me 16 weeks from start to finish. The game has a 4 byte stack (out of the 128 bytes of ram) and I believe I had 3 unused bytes of ROM (out of 4KB). Having to reverse engineer the 2600 had its advantages; no official programmer's manual to tell (limit) us as to what was possible to do with the 2600 hardware.
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